The nationwide curfew has been extended by a further 30 days, health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced.
CS Kagwe mentioned that the period will be used to vaccinate as many people as possible.
The Health CS also stated that the ban on public gatherings and political rallies had also been extended.
CS Kagwe was speaking on Monday at the media council of Kenya (MCK) launch of Covid-19 information portal when he announced the extension.
The portal is aimed at helping the media to disseminate factual and verifiable information to the public and curb the rise of disinformation.
President Uhuru Kenyatta
On August 18, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the dusk to dawn curfew by 60 days.
"These interventions have been escalated, and de-escalated, based on feedback reports on infection rates, analysis of health system capacities, economic impact reports. The recently evaluated reports have pointed to an exponential rise in infection rates across several counties, occasioned by unrestrained gatherings and congregations, in breach of guidelines as issued by the Ministry of Health," part of the statement issued by Mr. Kenyatta read.